The King Of The Blues, B.B. King, Dies

bb-king featureRiley B. King, aka B.B. King, known for his hits My Lucille, Sweet Little Angel and Rock Me Baby, died in his sleep in Las Vegas. He was 89.

His daughter, Patty King, confirmed he died after announcing that he was in home hospice care after suffering from dehydration two weeks ago.

Born in Mississippi, King began performing in the 1940s, and went on to influence a whole generation of musicians from Eric Clapton to U2.

Once ranked as the third greatest guitarist of all time, he had been suffering ill health in recent months due to complications with diabetes.

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